The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 10, 1985 · Page 23
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 23

Salina, Kansas
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Wednesday, April 10, 1985
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Journal Plus CAR-RTSORT CAR RT SORT THIRD CLASS MAIL U.S. POSTAGE PAID SALINA, KANSAS Permit No. 147 Wednesday, April 10, 1985 A Weekly Publication of The Salina Journal Volume 2 Number 42 72 Pages Favorite recipes Main dishes Beef Brisket 1 (5-to 7-lb.) beef brisket 1 (10-oz.) bottle soy sauce 1 can beef consomme 1 teaspoon liquid smoke % cup catsup 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1 bay leaf Ms tablespoon garlic powder Mix together soy sauce, consomme, liquid smoke, catsup, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaf and garlic powder. Add enough water to cover meat and marinate in pan in refrigerator overnight to 24 hours. B a k e at 350 degrees for 4 to 6 hours. N. Thornburgh Ellis Punch Fruit Punch 6 packages instant drink mix (red) 2 quarts water 3 cups sugar 3 (50-oz.) cans pineapple juice 3 (6-oz.) cans orange juice, frozen 2 (52-oz.) bottles gingerale 2 (10-oz.) bottles strawberry pop Dissolve drink mix in water. Then add sugar and pineapple and or- ange juices. Stir all together until well mixed. Add gingerale and pop just before serving. Makes 72 5-oz. servings. Mrs. BobMeili Lincoln Trees sometimes planted in midst of food crops By Dr. JEAN MAYER and JEANNE GOLDBERG, R.D. Q. Please explain the term "agrofo- restry." A. Agroforestry simply means the growing of trees and food crops together. In some places, trees and crops occupy the same field. In Mediterranean countries, for instance, olives, figs and almonds might be interplanted with grapevines, while in humid tropical regions many more varieties of trees and plants might be grown together. In a second pattern, trees and food crops are grown on the same land, but are not intermixed. The trees form corridors between crops or act as windbreaks or live fences, marking property boundries, keeping animals away from crops and providing fuel and fodder. In yet a third type of agroforestry, trees are planted as the last crop in a sequence Food for thought before a field is allowed to lie fallow. In some parts of Asia, rice farmers have planted teak instead of abandoning the fields to weed. The idea of agroforestry is hardly new. Ten thousand years ago gardens contained mixtures of trees, shrubs and annual plants. With the increased mechanization of farming, however, it fell from favor. In recent years, agroforestry has risen in popularity, especially in developing countries. In some areas it has been an answer to deforestation and associated complications, including lack of fuelwood and fodder, and ecological problems of mudslides, floods and soil erosion and compaction. Producing multiple products diversifies both the food supply and the source of income. Harvests are spread out over the year instead of bunched together. And it protects and, in some cases even enriches, the soil. -ft ft & Q. I know nursing mothers are advised to drink plenty of liquids — as much as three quarts a day. Is there any evidence that consuming large amounts will increase milk production? A. A recent study conducted by the Department of Pediatrics and the Clinical Research Center of the University of Iowa Hospital addressed this question. The effects of increased fluid intake on volume of milk produced were evaluated in 21 mothers whose normal, healthy infants ranged between three and four months. The women in this study we're consuming on average three quarts of liquid, and considerably more in their food. During a test period, they were asked to V drink at least 25 percent more than their usual quota — and actually consumed an average of 59 percent more. It was found the amount of milk produced did not change significantly. Because the study was conducted for a period of only two days, it did not determine whether a longer duration of increased fluid intake could result in greater milk production. More importantly, it does not tell us if infants who are not thriving on breast milk would respond differently if their mothers increased their intake of fluids. •fr -tr -tr Q. My pediatrician found that my one- year-old son was slightly anemic and prescribed an iron-sulfate preparation. I have been reluctant to use it because I have heard such supplements are sometimes associated with constipation. I certainly don't want to solve one problem and create another. Am I right to be worried? I A. Current evidence suggests constipation does not appear to be a common problem in young children given iron supplements. In a study reported in Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a group of one-year-old infants without evidence of anemia was given iron-sulfate drops while a second group was given a placebo. Constipation, not common in either group, was reported with slightly greater frequency in children receiving the "dummy" drops. And in general there was no significant difference between groups in the frequency of vomiting, diarrhea or fussiness. Although none of the children in the study had low hemoglobin levels (evidence of anemia) at the beginning of the study, those who took the supplements showed improved iron-storage levels at the end of three months.

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